Monday, April 4, 2011

Sepia Sea


Photo prompt by Tess Kincaid from Magpie Tales
Crescent moons float in a sepia sea;

beckon and tip to catch us up

in a lullaby rhyme,

a sail away

from the

trips of stone

half-buried in the white sand

of shore where we walk,

squinting at words

written in fading ink

upon

ancient tablets.

Posted for Tess Kincaid's Magpie Tales photo prompt.

22 comments:

  1. Crescent moons, lullabies and ancient writings...just gorgeous.

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  2. It all brings to mind the mysteries that just within our reach. Lovely really very lovely.

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  3. This is very good, an usual view of the prompt. But, of course, moon craters and not raindrops is what these dimples are.

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  4. Me again,
    you'll see that I have become a follower. I also liked the other blog; I shall go back there at my leisure.

    I've reread your poem above. I really like it. I'm no good at poetry, hardly ever attempt any, but my prose is not bad.

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  5. Awfully sorry, me yet again; I've left a comment on your other blog too.

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  6. Loved 'Crescent Moons', great take on prompt

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  7. I like how the images echo the hollows in the pic, the questions and the connection between the concave and convex. V.nice, and soothing, even as we trip along squinting.

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  8. Thank you all for taking time to read and comment on my first attempt at a Magpie Tale. It is so interesting to read how others interpret the prompts, wonderful food for thought!

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  9. Crescent moons float in a sepia sea...
    Very nice indeed.

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  10. A wonderful image-full poem. Sepia has a special ring, offers a sense of time, of the past.

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  11. the sepia sea and the fading ink - both good images

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  12. Friko
    Thanks for following. I enjoyed the discussion of respect on your blog last night. Amazing and encouraging that so many thoughtful people took up your question and had such valuable things to say. I often feel alone in my seemingly old school opinions.

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  13. Tess, Joy, Kristen, Socks, Berowne, Tumblewords and Isabel. Thanks to everyone for reading:It is a nice feeling to know I'm not always talking to myself in cyberspace. All your thoughts are greatly appreciated and instructive about how to improve my writing in this new poetic adventure I have wandered into.

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  14. This is a dream, took me away atop a errant cloud!

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  15. Thanks for reading Honey. I'm happy to have your comments!

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  16. Ann, I wanted to pop back in and welcome you to Magpie Tales. When I left my comment earlier, I didn't realize this was your first. Thank you for joining in, my friend. Hope this will be the first of many.

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  17. You captured a delicate sense of history in your words...

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  18. Immediately beguiling work that carried this reader away on its superb flow and equally-superb imagery. Exemplary piece.

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  19. just love this...and those crescent moons
    beautiful smiles

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  20. Trellissimo, Steve, Helen and Rene,
    Thank you for visiting and for your encouragement. I enjoyed working with the prompt and seeing what others did with it.

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